:: Dan Fidan:: CEO of Wild Needle ( http://wildneedle.com/games.html) which is chaired and co-founded by Rick Thomson who also did Funzio and Playdom). Dan was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Signia Ventures, Advisor to Talkie, Plumbee and GDC (Game Developers Conference), VP of Publishing at Gazillion Entertainment, General Manager at San Francisco Studio of Playfish, Managing Producer of Game Development at Electronic Arts, Game Designer at WMS Gaming, Creative Director at Spiderdance, and Creative Director at Jellyvision. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-fiden/0/3ab/246
:: Lucas Wang:: co-founder and CEO of Mugeda, the world's first full-featured HTML5 animation editor. Its cloud-based solution allows users to create/share/publish HTML5 animations online. The created contents can be used in a wide range of applications including games, ads, comics, mobile and social apps. https://www.mugeda.com
Lucas is the author of the award-winning web app AniWeather w/ over 7 million downloads. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked at Microsoft, Motorola, HP and Dolby. He has over 10 years of experience on video coding, multimedia processing, and Internet software. Lucas held Ph.D. from Columbia University.
:: Taylor Louie:: co-founder/COO, Skillville Games, a competitive casual gaming aggregator that provides the tournament platform for players to connect and compete in fun and easy-to-learn casual games for cash and prizes. A product of the digital age, Taylor only recently graduated from Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Her business background, video gaming upbringing, and independent spirit made for a perfect concoction for a gaming entrepreneur.
Skillville Games's co-founder/CEO, Raymond Williams, is a US Navy veteran and served three tours overseas. He's now more interested in forging a new path than falling in line. He is a competitive skill gamer himself. http://www.skillvillegames.com/
6:00 - 7:00pm, pizza, networking
7:00 - 7:15 Open + serial legal lessons from legal experts Justin Hovey/Heidi Mayon at Pillsbury
7:15 - 7:50 Keynote by Dan Fidan, Wild Needle
7:50 - 8:30 Lucas Wang (Mugeda) & Taylor Louie (Skillville Games)
8:30 - 9:00 You are the Star! Tell us about yourself.
9:00 - 9:30 More schmoozing
This event is generously sponsored by our friends at Pillsbury Law Firm, talk to them if you need help of any legal issues. They are great people who provide top services and expertise to tech entrepreneurs among other specialties.
Your ERT curator,
Founder, Chief Player, YoXi123 - Games for Fun People
creator of Huggy Hearts app on Facebook
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